Tsochatzopoulos cousin appeals for conditional release

Nikos Zigras (photo), the first cousin and ex-business partner of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, on Monday made a second appeal to have his detention, pending trial for money laundering, substituted with a conditional release.

Apart from testifying that Tsochatzopoulos?s family had been fully aware of kickbacks accepted by the ex-minister and a money-laundering network, Zigras has implicated several more suspects, including a former Cypriot minister.

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